Lathe Operations

CNC & Conventional

Lengths to 12 Feet

Swing to 28 Inches             Tolerances to +/-.0002"


  • Turning

  • Threading: Internal & External, Right & Left Hand, Acme, British Pipe, Metric, NPS, NPT, ORB, & Standard.

  • Boring

  • Counterboring

  • Facing

  • Grooving

  • Knurling

  • Phonographic Finishes


Prototypes, Single Parts, and Short  & Long Runs

Emergency/Rush Service Available

    Live Tooling
    14" & 16" Swing & 40" Between Centers
    Short & Long Run Production

     Collets w/ 13" swing & 48" between centers for small parts. 


     Summit w/ 16" swing & 40" between centers & DRO   

     Clausing Colchester w/ 18" swing & 80" between centers; DRO and constant surface footage capability.

       Summit 18" Gap Bed w/ 28" swing and lengths up to 12 feet.

       4 & 6 Jaw Chucks for all lathes.

Mill Operations

CNC & Conventional

Precision Milling to 15" x 50"

Tolerances to .002"*

*Varies by job depending on size, shape, and application.


  • Milling

  • Drilling

  • Boring

  • Counterboring

  • Countersinking

  • Radius Cutting

  • Tapping    


Prototypes, Single Parts, and Short Runs

Emergency/Rush Service Available



       2 & 3 Axis Capabilities



       Bridgeports with DRO & Powerfeed

Additional Services


MIG & TIG and Spray Welding. Materials welded: aluminum, steel, stainless, brass, and nickel alloys.

Emergency/Rush Service Available

Repair Work:

Shaft Straightening, Stubbing, Sleeving, Boring & Bushing, Spray Welding, Removal of Broken Hardware (ability varies per job), Weld Repairs, & much more. Call us to discuss your specific repair. Emergency/Rush Service Available


Light Fabrication: We have built numerous stands, frames, and mounts from aluminum and stainless. Call us to discuss your project.



About Us

It is our goal to provide you with fast service and quality workmanship at a reasonable cost. No job is too small for us and we have no minimum charge. While we say "no job is too small," we tackle the big projects as well. Contact us today for a quote or to discuss your machining, welding, or fabrication needs. If you are in the area please feel free to stop by. Adesso is open Monday thru Friday from 7:30 to 4. 


Our History
Established October 1, 1971 by Larry L. Meador, Adesso is a family owned and operated machine shop.  David Meador took over the day to day operation of the business in 2000 and he runs the shop, while his wife Margie runs the office.  David has been with the company for 43 years and Margie for 23 years.  Their knowledge and experience is a valuable resource for many of Adesso's customers.  Whether you have design questions or are simply looking for hard to find material, David and Margie are here to help you in any way they can. 

David was born and raised in Norfolk and served his apprenticeship at Adesso.  Margie was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in northern Virginia.  She moved to Norfolk  in 1984 to attend Old Dominion University, where she earned her BA.  David and Margie were married in 1987 and have lived in Virginia Beach since 1990.

 Established 1971

Over 100 years combined experience




Aluminum:Bar, Rod, Plate, & Sheet; 5000 & 6000 series


Brass:Bar, Rod, Plate, Sheet, & Pipe; Alloy 360, Naval Brass Alloy 464, Alloy 230


Bronze:Rod & Tubular; Alloy 932 (SAE 660)


Copper:Bar, Rod, & Sheet; Alloy 110 & Alloy 145


Stainless Steel: Bar, Rod, Plate, Sheet, Tube, & Pipe; 303, 304, 316


Carbon Steel: Bar, Rod, Plate; A36, MIL-C-22698C AH36/DH36/ABS (hi-strength)


C.F. and Alloy Steel: Bar, Rod, Plate, & Sheet; 1018, 12L14, 4140


Tool Steel**: Bar & Rod; A2, D2, O1


Nickel Alloys**: Bar & Rod; 400 & K500


Plastics**: Bar, Rod, Plate, & Tube; Delrin (Acetal), 6/6 Nylon, MDS Nylon, PVC, Teflon & UHMW


Adesso has a vast network of metal suppliers. If we don't have the material you are looking for in stock we can usually get it within a week if it's readily available. We can also bring material in on a rush basis.


LARGE SELECTION OF DFARS COMPLIANT MATERIALS. Please let your salesperson know if you require DFARS compliant material.


*We usually have these materials in stock, but may run out temporarily from time to time. In stock sizes will vary by material and form. Please call or e-mail for availability.


**Limited selection in stock. If it isn't in stock we can usually get what you need in a day or two.


For any inquiries or questions please call 757-857-5544.


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Please send drawings as a PDF attachment

Adesso Precision Machine Co.

3517 Argonne Ave

Norfolk, VA 23509

Phone: (757) 857-5544

Fax: (757) 857-1924


HOURS: Weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


To apply for a job with Adesso, please send your resume to margie@adessomachine.com


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